martinardo wrote:The Cello Suites by Eric Siblin. Excellent book. I'm going to have to re-read it. While the Suites are the theme,
the surrounding history, a large amount on Pablo Casals and his importance, the Bach family and their travails,
the various European princes, dukes and VIPs plus the influence (or not) of other Composers make fascinating reading.
Every Age has its challenges: there were copious amounts when JSB was around.
Excellent introduction to the Cello Suites!
I read it, then re-read it, then decided I'd wanted to play cello for long enough, now was the time to buy one then learn.
And, for what very very little it's worth, I picked up a copy of Zen Flesh, Zen Bones
the other day and am now in the process of reading them and trying to understand them. The last time I tried something of this sort was with our good friend the Mullah Nasrudin
, and that was several decades ago.
"I have supposed that he who buys a Method means to learn it." - Ferdinand Sor, Method for Guitar